Survey closes and summer of analysis begins

The MindMatters COI survey has now closed. There was a very good response rate, with a total of 1,317 parishioners and 290 clergy completing it. In addition to the survey, one-to-one interviews were held with the two Archbishops and ten Bishops and focus groups with members, clergy and clergy spouses also took place. The researchers will be working hard on the data analysis over the summer and will present the baseline assessment report in early September 2021.

A youth consultation will also take place in September, with the researchers working in partnership with the COI Youth Department and the Diocesan Youth Officers – if you would like to take part in this, please contact your Diocesan Youth Officer directly.

There will be a number of training opportunities available to clergy and members of the Church once the baseline assessment report is available. Please keep an eye on the Training and Supports section of the MindMatters COI website for more information.